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Electric Utility Rate Demonstration Project: Los Angeles, 1976-1979

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : experimental data, survey data, event/transaction data, and administrative records data
Creator
  • United States Department of Energy
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Electric Utility Rate Demonstration Project Series
Publication Date
1984-05-11
Language
English
Free Keywords
consumer attitudes; consumer behavior; demographic characteristics; econometrics; economic behavior; electric power; electric utilities; energy conservation; energy consumption; public utilities; regulation; utility rates; weather data
Description
  • Abstract

    One in a series of studies on customer response to utility regulatory pricing in early 1975, the Los Angeles demonstration project was carried out by the Federal Energy Administration (FEA), the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water, and the Rand Corporation, spanning 30 months from the summer of 1976 to the winter of 1979. The study was originally titled the Los Angeles Energy Load Management Demonstration Project and was an experiment to generate and analyze data on the effects of peak-load pricing on residential electricity consumption. The experimental design featured a time of day peak-load pricing test as well as a seasonal pricing test. Five sets of data resulted from the demonstration: questionnaire survey data from the customers, summary demographic information, utility load reports, weather data, and customer usage records. All five sets are available in this data collection. Parts 3-5 each contain 28 days of data, with Parts 3 and 5 including hourly data. Parts 3-5 also contain identifying information that links their data to the pertinent customer/participant's demographic data in Part 2.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Part 1 -- Questionnaire Survey
    • DS2: Part 2 -- Demographic Data File
    • DS3: Part 3 -- Utility Load Data File
    • DS4: Part 4 -- Weather Data Group
    • DS5: Part 5 -- Usage Data Group
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976 / 1979
    Time period: 1976--1979
Geographic Coverage
  • California
  • Los Angeles
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All residential customers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP).
Sampling
A stratified selective sampling frame was used, with purposive exclusions of three clusters: mobile homes, tax-free customers, and short-history customers. The first sampling wave occurred in April of 1976 and included 1,446 households. The mid-project wave took place in October of 1977 with 917 households participating. The remaining 840 households were surveyed in the final wave in February of 1979.
Collection Mode
  • The start dates that are reported in all five parts of the Los Angeles demonstration are essential variables in the linkage process. These variables, used in conjunction with the utility code, weather station identification, and customer identification, enable the records of Parts 2-5 to be matched and merged or subset. When corrections of data values were made, an updated record was added to the file, but the originally reported data record was retained. In these instances where there are duplicate records for the same reporting period, the second record has the correct data values.

Note
2006-03-30 File CB7864.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-03-30 File CB7864.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-03-30 File CB7864.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-03-30 File CB7864.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-03-30 File CB7864.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7864 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07864.v1
Publications
  • Lee, Kay K., Clayton, C. Andrew, Boutilier, David T.. Time-of-Use Electricity Price Effects: Los Angeles. Research Triangle Park, NC: Research Triangle Institute [producer], United States Department of Energy [distributor]. 1981.
  • Lillard, Lee A., Acton, Jan Paul. Seasonal electricity demand and pricing: Analysis with a variable response model. Bell Journal of Economics.12, (1), 71-92.1981.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3003509 (URL)
  • Bridger, M. Mitchell, Acton, Jan Paul. The Effect of Time-of-Day Rates in the Los Angeles Electricity Study. N-1533-DWP, . 1980.
  • Manning, Willard G., Jr., Acton, Jan Paul. Residential Energy Demand Under Time-of-Day Pricing: Exploratory Data Analysis fromt he Los Angeles Rate Study. R-2426-DWP/HF, . 1980.
  • Mitchell, Bridger M., Acton, Jan Paul. Electricity Consumption by Time of Use in a Hybrid Demand System. R-2628-DWP/HF, Santa Monica, CA: RAND [producer], Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the John A. Hartford Foundation [distributor]. 1980.
  • Acton, Jan Paul, Mitchell, Bridger M.. Evaluating Time-of-Day Electricity Rates for Residential Customers. R-2509-DWP, Santa Monica, CA: RAND [producer], Los Angeles Department of Water and Power [distributor]. 1979.
  • Berry, Sandra H.. Conducting a Survey Using the Client's Staff: Evaluation of Interviewer Performance in the Electricity Rate Study. R-2223-DWP, Santa Monica, CA: RAND [producer], Los Angeles City Department of Water and Power [distributor]. 1979.
  • Chow, Winston, Mitchell, Bridger M.. Sample Selection in the Los Angeles Electricity Rate Study. .R-2430-DWP, Santa Monica, CA: RAND [producer], Los Angeles Department of Water and Power [distributor]. 1979.
  • Manning, Willard G., Jr., Mitchell, Bridger M., Acton, Jan Paul. Design of the Los Angeles peak-load pricing experiment for electricity. Journal of Econometrics.11, 131-193.1979.
    • ID: 10.1016/0304-4076(79)90057-5 (DOI)
  • Acton, Jan Paul, Manning, Willard G., Mitchell, Bridger M.. Lessons to Be Learned from the Los Angeles Rate Experiment in Electricity. R-2113-DWP, Santa Monica, CA: RAND [producer], Los Angeles Department of Water and Power [distributor]. 1978.
  • Manning, Willard G., Jr., Mitchell, Bridger M., Acton, Jan Paul. Design of the Los Angeles Peak Load Pricing Experiment for Electricity. Santa Monica, CA: RAND [producer], Los Angeles Department of Water and Power [distributor]. 1976.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Energy (1984): Electric Utility Rate Demonstration Project: Los Angeles, 1976-1979. Archival Version. Electric Utility Rate Demonstration Project Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07864